Almond blossom

Almond blossom in Garafía
Almond blossom in Garafía

The north-west of the island is home to great many almond trees, and at this time of the year, they’re all blossoming.

Puntagorda covered with almond blossom in late January
Puntagorda covered with almond blossom in late January

The trees in El Paso and Garafía are beautiful, but the best display of all is at Puntagorda. In places, the whole hillside turns pale pink. In fact Puntagorda hosts an annual almond blossom fiesta. The date varies — the Town Hall sets it a couple of weeks in advance, to (hopefully) coincide with the best blossom. This year it’s planned for this weekend: February 3rd-5th. I’ll be giving more details nearer the date.

Almond blossom, goats and a dragon tree in Puntagorda
Almond blossom, goats and a dragon tree in Puntagorda